2021 unit information
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Trimester 1: 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Trimester 3: 1 x 5-hour seminar (week 1), 1 x 4-hour seminar (weeks 2, 5, 6), 1 x 5-hour seminar (week 10)
Online and independent learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent. This will include recordings, and synchronous and asynchronous learning activities
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
This unit is an introduction to the practice and theory of multimedia journalism. It sets the social, professional and legal context for journalism practice, and introduces students to the convention of news writing and reporting stories. Students will also focus on combining text with photos and audio clips to produce news stories; critically examining their own production processes, and learn to report multimedia news stories to a deadline.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Be able to identify, develop and research news stories
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Arrange and carry out successful news interviews
GLO5: Problem solving
Sort and sift the material gathered to identify the key news points
Write a news story in direct, effective, engaging style with strict attention to factual accuracy as well as accuracy in punctuation, spelling and grammar
Develop an awareness of the legal and ethical framework that journalists operate within in Australia
Develop an awareness of the Australian news media, the changes occurring in the news industry and the factors driving these changes
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ALJ111 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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